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VOL. IV., »•■»•
Prov. Library,
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SLOCAN,   B.   C-,   AUGUST   11,   1903.
12.00 PER ANNUM.
Fruit Jars
Don't forget us when you arc
in need of fruit jars. Large
stock just received. Shipment
duplicated, so goods must be
sold.   Buy now.      .      .    .
Pints, Quarts & Half Gallons
W T. Shatford & Co.
Having secured premises on Main streot, we are prepared to
handle nil kinds of Garden Truck, Farm Produce, and Dairy
Products, and arc open to receive shipments from any of tho
ranchers in .Slocan Vallej. A lull stock will lie kept on hand.
Houieliolden will be supplied daily with freeh goods by wagon.
PRK3BS REASONABLE.   Will handle in quantity for mines.
British Columbia
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Arlington    HoteL
L. H. KNOWLES, Proprietor.
Tlili popular hotel is cenveniont to the boats and traius.   Tlie ilininir room
lull-icily u-a to -late while the liar ii supplied witli the bust in tho market
P A TC C .   Travelling men, using Sample Rooms, $2.50 per dav .
Rn I C.D .    without Saw pie Rooms, $2", hoard g per week; menls.U;
Ii-openeii under
the old niiis-'rnient.
Former customers
cordially invited to return
The Royal Hotel,
Car. Arttsar Street east Dolaaey ifaaaa, lloaasi.
Biiliini theroujchly renovated JAy- CROSS,
»nd rt licked with the hest   Proprietor.
Fruit, Confectionery, Tobacco
You can get anything in these lines that you
require from us. Our stock in each is always
kept fresh and well assorted. We handle the
•tot the market affords.   Prices are right.
under the auspices of the Mayor and City Council
I nl Wei*, Uptt 25-28,
PATRONS!   The Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and
ttoseland Minors' Union, No. s88, W. F. of M
Grand Parade, lacrosse and baseball txjuraaaenta, flreaea • com-
S\T' lutP °! WRr'■■or*** ™\n*;, boxing aud wreatUng wn-'fM
2rfiniic "Porta of Ml kinds, machine and double and ■.uglehniidei
i,H|l   " i,"'i, SI>«'«"1 exhibition by tho guideless wonder. Dr. M., "gWW
land ' "-'""'•""Bt pyrotechnic display, aid perforawoea by the WU-
"™ "n-mntie Club.   Railway rates less than one fare fdr round trip
'"' paiticulurs from;
A.J. DREWRY, Secretary
Uontentloa Mn*-, That Brigade Should
Oet Psrnalstlsm from thai Counoll Before ltiiylBBf-**.I,.,i|.a Cousacll lUuril
Mi<»rt „f Members.
Aid. Teeter was tho absentee from
last Monday evening's meeting of the
city council.
Correipoidei.ee read: From Aid.
Worden, askin-,' leave of absence for
two months. Granted, on motion of
Aid. McNaish and Arnot.
From Alf Bull, secretary of the fire
brigade, enclosing* bills amounting to
$7.02.for making a fire bucket catcher,
and asking council to pay same.
Aid. Arnot protest***!], holding that
the fire brigade should uot incur bills
without the consent of the council. It
was uot right for thorn to incur all
sorts of bills and tben expect the city
to pav them.
Aid. Worden said the bills had been
sent up for reference aud if the council did uot want to pay they could refer them back.
Aid. Arnot moved that the bills be
referred hack to the fire brigade.
Aid. McNeish moved in amendment
that the bills be referred to the .inane*.
committee. Seconded by Aid. Worden.
Chairman Smith thought it would
lie better for the council to make the
brigade a grant and let them [my their
owu bills.
Aid. McNeish snid the catcher was
a necessity and the brigade had want-
ed it fer a year. The firemen were
working for the city without pay and
they should be supplied with apparatus; thc city should pay the bill.
Aid. Arnot had no objection to the
brigade having apparatus, but he did
object to them incurrin**: expense
withssiit asking the council. It wa*
establishing a bad precedent and was
not rights
Aid. Wordeu ask*d Aid. McNeish to
with'lraw his niotiou, but the latter
A'd. McNeish said the brigade had
■-one even further, Ior thoy had orilcr-
a Mat of ladders. Tb*_v had beeu after
the council for a year to get them and
they decided to wait uo longer. Th*
council would cither pav for them or
there would be no brigade.
Aid. Arnot replied that inove was j
not right either and li** would certainly   oppose   payment.     Thc   brigade
must ask power from the council liefore doing these things.
The motion was put aud carried.
The bills arist aow up to tho committee
and Aid. Arnet will oppose their passage, so creating a duidlock.
Bills presented: 1'ayroll for July of
$49.66.   Ordered paid.
Chairman Smith presented four city
time checks, amounting to $12. Ordered paid.
Finance committee reported in favor
of bills amounting to $121.66. Ordered paid.
Aid. McNeish asked how the traders' licenses wero coming in. Tlie
clerk "replied that there were still a
few outstanding.
Aid. Arnot. on behalf of the band,
asked permission to use the city hall
as a practice room. Permission was
Aid. McNeish said the council was
now short of men, owing to Aid. Woi -
sion going away and Ald.Terter being
iu the hills. He proposed that thoy
should meet every otlier week, which
was agreed to.
Council adjourned to thc 21th.
risnplsasasa Thief Oamtfht.
On Saturday, just before the Nelson
train pulled out.Chief of Police Pinch*
beck, accompanied by Provincial Offi
ccr Christie, arrested a Frenchman.
named M. Mortellutte, in front of the
Victoria Hotel, charged with stealing
various articles from the Chapleau
mine. His trunk at tho depot was
searched and there the missing things
wore found. Tliey consisted of a
small water wheel and a number of
other pieces of machinery. Tho prisoner was formerly employed at the
Chapleau, but of late has been operating a claini on Forty Nine ereok.and
the goods wore Intended for uso at Iiis
mine. He came up from Nelson a few
days ago for thc purpose of makiug
his haul. Mortellette admitted his
guilt before Magistrate Curtis, who at
once committed him te Nelson.whither
he wae escorted on the outgoing train
by Chief Pinchbeck. It is the outside
thievos coming into tho camp that
have wrought so much mischief, and
it is hoped this example will prove a
check to others similarly inclined.
Klalssis- Mislili.li (lllli-i-B's.
Following have been chosen directors of the Fisher Maiden Troy Mining Cooperating on Four Mile creek:
James N. Clover. Chnrles H. Connor.
Cyrus Twitcholl, Frank Watson, ('.
II*. Fisher, and .1. L. I'rickett, of SpO*
kane; J. C Fraser, Kossland.    James
Glover is president, Chas. Connor is
vice, and C. Twitchell, tecretary-treasurer. The company haa been reorganized on the assessment basis.
InaporUnt Ms.*!lag ot Kxecsstive Is to Is*
Held at Hosslaud.
The Provincial Mining Association
has issued the following circular to
memliers of the executive committee:
Notico is hereby given that a meeting of the executive of this association
will lx. held at Rossland on Monday,
the 24th August, instant, at 8 o'clock,
p-afsi., to consider a number of itnpor-
tyt local matters, which can Ymut be
discussed on the grounds and in the
There is a celebration to lie held
thore oil the 24th and 25th, when tbo
railways will run trains at low rates
and it is hoped that you will bo able
to attend.
The chief matters for discussion will
be ai follows:
1. To cousider the accounts, which
show .$8091.05 collected from all
sources and S2888.39 cxriended, and to
arrange for moro active enlargement
of tho sphere of the influence of tbe
organization, tho disposition of remainder of the convention prixityedings
and euiblems,and the extensiou of our
2. To demonstrate that tho aims of
the association are provincial, not parochial.
3. To discuss the unfair operation
of the Water Clauses Act,iU uncertain
language nnd action, and suggest
4. To consider the interrogatories
which should be addressed by the
members to candidates to ascertain
their views towards the mining industry, without drawing the association
into party politics.
5. To consider the bearing of the
Boiler Inspection Act towards owners
of toilers who insure them.
6. To consider thc reports of nitni-
liers of the eis*ciitivs of the various
districts upou the progress made (luring tli3 last six mouths and since the
convention and to provide for stimulation.
7. To consislor and frame questions-
to be sent'to the various kketla to prepare amendments t.i bylaws, aad organize the business of the next convention in January n<jxt (probably the
15th or 16th.)
8. To consider suggestions on the
coal and coke supply to the now numerous industrial centres.
9. To review the work and working
of tlie association and the results of
organization at present iu force.
10. To transact any other business
which may properly come before the
Should you lie unable to attend,
kindly send Mr. Keen, at Kossland,
where he will lie oa the 24th instant,
a nots* embodying any suggestions you
desire to make, or matter you wish
discussed, and a rej-ort of your district for the information aud action of
tho executive.
ed. Saturday a largo amount of supplies were sent up, and no time will
be lost in pushing development.
Tatal ILf-lat ration   ia   N«l**lslsorhor>il of
Bight Hundred.
There has been a larger increase in
the registration of votes in the Slocan
riding during the week than anticipated, 78 names having lieen sent in. The
total on the list up to Wednesday
night was 782. A majority of the new
names came from Saudoii.Nakusp und
this end of the lake, sSlocun's vote now
standing at 234. The list closes finally
today and the probabilities are that
sufficient names will be Sent iu by tonight to bring the total up to 800, or
perhaps 810. But even with this figure, there are many men in the riding
who will have lost their votes through
their own carelessness.
On the 31st, Collector Christie will
hold a court of revision upon the new
list, but it is not likely any material
change will lie made in its complexion.
Few, if auy, protests will lie entered,
and such as are to be made must be
in by tomorrow. Politicians may now
get down to business and harass the
poor voter, seeking to turn him into
the straight and narrow path of rectitude. It will be the end of .September
liefore the printed lists will be ready.
Following is a revised list of the
votes in the various places:
Slocau *  234
Nakusp  104
Sandon  145
New Denver  112
Rosebery  17
Silverton  48
McGuigaa  32
Three Forks  34
Winlaw  28
Alamo  2
Gutelius  1
Cody  3
Burton  19
Fire Valley  3
C.P.K. Hakim Monej.
The stockholders of theCP.R. held
a meeting at Montreal on Mondny,and
a dividend was declared of 2 per cont
on the preferred stock, for the balf
year ended June 30, and 3 per cent on
tho common stock. The gross earnings far thc year were S43,9o7,397 aud
thc aet $15,816,<H45. After the nxed
charges were deducted there remained
for dividends $9,921,401. After the
payment of all dividends declarod.the
surplus for the year carried forward
is $3,973,980. Clarence Mackay, of
New York; D. McNicholl, Montreal;
Senator Drumraond. Senator McKay
aad D. G. Bald have been added to
the directorate.
•tin n
At Saturday's practice
shoot of the
Uifle Club tho
Geo. Nichol..
R. McFarlauo.
H. McMillan..
Dr. Keith	
I). McVannel.
Sll str flOuatatlaa*.
Following aro the quotations for liar
silver on the various days during the
week since last issue:
Thursday     '^l ceuts
Friday     b*I
Saturday    »
Monday     1***13
Tuesday     *>"M
Weduosday     ->r>J
■owanl rritrllsin Starts I'll.
On Friday J. M. M. Benodtim seut
up a gang of mon to the Howard
Fraction, to build  a  new camp and
commence operationa on the long tunnel. Al Teeter will lie in charge and
ultimately there will be 15 uicu employ-
zinc Smelter ln Taaoauver.
Vancouver has beeu visited lately
by representatives of eastern capital
who are dealing with the C.P.R. and
otlier concerns, for the arrangements
whereby a. large zinc smelter can ho
built in Vancouver, or at some point
ou Burrard Inlet. These people are
rcpres-eutatires of the heaviest zinc
smeltiug concerns of the world. Their
proposition is to put up large block
manufacture—gas zinc furnaces to
handle the entire zinc product of
British Columbia. The concern will
apply -for a separate charter under thc
laws of the province. The incorporation papers are now in the hands of
the lawyers aud will be put through
iu about three weeks.
Moa-llliafIal Kicurslaa.
The second annual moonlight excursion to loe gotten up here, took
place on Wednesday evening aud was
a pronounced success. Upwards of
100 people went from here aud their
number was increased from Tea Mile,
•Silverton, Bosun and Now Denver.
The liand accompanied the crowd aud
furnished music for dancing on the
boat aud also at Rosebery, where the
large sampling works had been fixed
up as a daucing pavilion for thu excursionists. It was a thoroughly enjoyable affair all the way through. A
tidy sum of money was realized by
the' ladies of Knox chureh by the sale
of refreshments.
Hlfhland l.ljht Returns.
Returns received from the recent
small shipment from the Highland
Light claini, on Ten Mile, prove that
property to lie a pretty high grade
proposition. The shipment was a little
less than two tons and of two classes
of ore. No. 1 assayed 480.50 oz in silver and 14.90 per cant lead, and No. 2
returned 672.20 oz silver to thc ton.
Deducting the freight and treatment
charges, there remained n net profit of
$363..r>3, payment boing made at 54J
cents an ounce for the silver.
Last Tear's Shipments Were 0333 Tens—
A Healthy Kvltlenea or tho Life aad
Wealth of tlra Casaip— Eaterarlso lb*
Hl«eit Shipper.
With the placing of tbe Slocan in
commission again, ore shipments from
the Enterprise havo lieen resumed, it
having sent out 40 tons during tho
week. To date that mine has shipped
475 tous of ore, mostly by the lessees.
From tho division the total reaches
774 tons.
For 1902 the ore shipments from
tho local division amounted to 6338
tons, made up from 12 properties.
Following is a full list of the ship-
meuts this year to dato:
Enterprise      40 47»
Arlingtou  40
Ottawa  126
Black Prince  K
Bondholder „ 2
Dayton  4
Republic  50
M steer  52
Hamilton  4
Westmint  2
irij-Mand L,i-"ht  2
40 774
Intercolonial Milking Hoaajr.
It wai learned at the department of
railways at Ottawa, Tuesday, that tho
earning! of the Intercolonial Railway
for tho fiscal year ending June 30 last
were .$6.321,327, and the working ex-
SHMises st6,196,150. leavings surplus of
fl2S,177. This is even lietter than
predicted. In 1896 the receipts wero
$2,759,800. Last year the receipts
were $5,671,385, or $96,822 greater
thau the working expenses.
Methodist Concert.
A fair-sized and appreciative audience greeted the performers at thc
Methodist concert, in the Music Hall,
Tuesday evening Tho programme
was of i'i varied description and successfully carried through. The ladies
I disposed of a considerable quantity of
refreshments, and the cash results
were quite satisfactory.
Subscribe for Tai" Vhill.
The Antoiue has uncovered two feet
of clean ore.
"Sandon mines shipped 228 tons of
ore last week.
The Payne mine has close to 100
men on its payroll.
The Miller Creek, Sandon, is shipping a couple cars of ore.
Zinc shipments from the Slocan to
Kansas are to bo resumed.
Last wopk the Boundary mines
shipped 12,638 tons of ore.
A large amount of supplies wore
sent up this week to the Bank of England.
Three men have been working lately
ou tho Climax group, adjoining the
The owners of ths Young Bear aro
developing the rim*) ore chute uncovered last fall.
Mora work is lieing done by claim-
owners on Lemou creek than in any
other part of the camp.
While doing assessment on the
Chicago, near Cody, tam inches of
shipping ore was uncovered.
Tho rich Silversmith ore chute has
besju struck in the No. 5 tunnel of the
Slocan Star, at a depth of 800 feet.
The lessees of the Dayton are con*
tinning with the sinking of their shaft,
and ara taking out odd bunches of
very rich ore.
Samples of ore taken from tho
Riverside group, to the east of tho
Enterprise, show ruby silver, native
silver and sulphides.
WT. Warner is reported to have on-
covered 18 inches of galena on the
Wonderful. It assays 250 oz in silver
aad 60 per cent lead.
Another gold excitement has broken
out on Cooper creek, nt the head of
Kootenay lake, where some rich discoveries have been made.
Six or seven men have lieen developing tho Lone Dutchman group, at
the head of Lemon crock. They have
erected a fiuo large cabin.
No contract has yet been made by
the St. Eugene for" its output of ore.
The claim is made that there is insufficient smelter capacity in the province.
Oscar White, of tho Slocau Star,
was hero Wednesday, having lieen
visiting his mineral holdings on Lemon
creek. He predicts an early Ixsom for
that section of thc camp.
Tho Alborta has one of the lending
showings on Lemon oreek. Two men
are working, taking out ore for shipment. Their main drift is iu 130 feet
nnd the ore Ixxly is gradually enlarging.
Joe Saulter brought down some free
gold specimens from tho Alpine group
during the week that are covered with
the yellow stuff. Lemon creek can
produce gold oro iu such quantities
and richness as to make it no mean
second to Poplar creek.
L. A. Thurston has lost his Fairy
Queen group of claims on Trout creek,
at the head of the lake. Ed Shannon
and Bon Bainbridge. of New Denver,
have relocated the property and incidentally ■"■efc-ured a niiue, with good
oro in sight and thousands of dollars
worth of work done.
The Misses Poehler.of Minneapolis,
are visiting thoir old school cliiini,
Mrs. W. E. Boie, having arrived ou
Tuesday evening. Tlu-y remain for
jtivo weeks aud then goon to Spokane,
r—asrstsx*-: ♦*i»x»*+y»x»:tt»tt^
IA Love Match I
•es  *•. •*
Auttw ol "The Giimuk.tr of Moscow," "The For-
tuan of Conrad," "The Shadow of the
Gvtikfiint," Etc., Etc
The city of Boston has grown aa-
tonishlngly within thirty years.
Thirty years ago, Brookside Cottage
was in the country, and the brook,
whence thc dwelling took its nume,
meanslered through green meadows,
its bosom kissed by drooping willows, wound and wandered on to
feed the wheels of & stack ot milts in
Roxbury, and thenco to simply its
spent waters into that sink '.f the
Chnrles River, known nu the "Dnck
Ray;" but tho Dack bay no longer.
The broad acres of marsh anil bog,
where onco the tide-water "ebbed and
flowed twice in twenty-four hours,"
and where, by the slimy sluice-ways,
tho wild sedge grew in rank luxuriance, now underlie the very swi'lls'st
ot all tho dwelling-places in tho city.
Upon the beds of the old wuter-
courses now rest those magnificent
avenues whose length and breadth
and atralghtni'ss made the ancient
Btreote seem more contracted and
crooked then ever; while the places
which once bore humanity in boats
and upon raftod planks, now bear
the palaces and churches of nabobs.
There ls an embouchure of Charles
River still dignified by the name of
Back Day; but it is not the Duck
Bay upon which we used to look
down from Boston Common, thirty
years ago.
Up from this brooksido of which 1
have spoken, within the town of Roxbury, swept a gentle acclivity, crossed by graveled walks, and dotted by
grand old trees, anil crowned by a
stone cottage, a pretty dwelling, and
prettily situated and surrounded. It
was low and wide spreading, iis originator having a fancy that he would
lind better foundation for stone walls
upon the ground than in the air. The
owner and the occupant of this
Brookslde Cottage was Rachel SJ..
Clair. Certain men discovered her
name because sho was forced to sign
it to certain legal documents which
bad to be executed before she could
legally hold the cottage; otherwise
she might have lived for years
among them, and they would never
have known that she was else than
"Madame Rachel," the only name
which her servanta used in designating her.
Rachel sjSt. Clair was a woman well
advanced in years—three-score und
ten at leust—and though time bad
drawn deep lines upon her brow and
cheek, and lightened her hair to the
whiteness of snow, yet it was easy
to tell that Bhe had once been beautiful. There was a delicate outline
of feature not yet obliterated, und
the cleanly cut Grecian profile, even
now, when ln repose, was not broken by the seams of age that had cut
into its surface.
She had como to the Brookside
some years ago, and bought the cottage. At flrBt it wns known only
that ehe came from the South, lt
waa soon discovered that Madame
St. Clair's purpose was to seek re-
tirement and repose. She courted
no society ond sought no friendships.
She was a lonely woman, seeming
anxious only to shut herself out from
the world, and to be left in the companionship of her own sorrows. At
first, I say, people knew only that
the came from thc South; but in
time certain ponderous documents
reaching her by prist, anil certain
words dropped by her blnck Servants, signified that she hud come
from New Orleans.
Thus Madame St. Clair was at
seventy. Tho only occup nits of the
cottage beside hers'-lf were three
black servants whom she bad brought
wilh her from her Southern hc'ine'il
though, in a far corner of thaj.
grounds was a neat littlo ledge,'
where lived the gardener and his family, whom she hud hired since Tom
had become too old and infirm to
properly cure for the place. Tom
was a faithful old negro, and though
his change of clime had made him
free in law, yet be carried in his
heurt that same fealty to his mist-
rs'ss which he had felt in those years
when ho wus her legal bondman.
Then there was Hagar, olsler than
her mistress; but who wns skeptical
os to the question whether age impairs tho faculties. She believed
that the uge which was passing away
was destined to take tho most useful
knowledge with it, and that the rising generation could never replace it.
Lora wus Hagnr's daughter, and
hnsl been young when they first settled at the Brookside; but she was
now     a   stout,     clear-eyed    woman,
verging toward tho middle-age, and
was, in fact, tho main-stay of the
hsmsehold so far as its internal
workings were concerned.
Madame Rachel St. Clair was re-
portesl to be wealthy. In fact, it
was known thnt her bank stock wae
worth full half a million, to say nothing of large and valuablo blocks
.if real s*«tato which her bunkers had
taken In her name. She was too
high-minded to tell a falsehood, even
by implication, and ehe Buffered herself to be taxed upou an restate larger by two hundred thousand dollurs
than would appear by the assessor's
books to be the estate of a man not
a rifle-shot removed, who was known
Co be worth a million and a half.
It was at the close of a cold and
blustering day in early winter. The
wind which during tho day hud been
an east wind of the true Boston type,
changed, with the setting of the
sun, to northwest, und the clinging,
oo/y sleet became snow; at lirst
line  and   hail-like,   but   growing       to
broader,   lighter    und    fatter-falling
flakes   as   the   wind   veered   to   'he
Westward.     Thu  air  wns  sharp     nnd
nipping, uml tho bleat moanod in dismal minors through the arms of the
great old a-lms and oaks' that stood
guurd over the Brookside.
Old Tom brought an armful of
wood into the sitting-room, and deposited it in a curiously wrought
Chinese box by the fireplace, after
which ho put a ficsh fore-stick upon
tliti polished andirons, and then pro-
ceoalert to replenish  the main pyre.
"Tom, you nro thinking of the old
Madanio St. Clair tried to smile us
she. said this, but the effort Was a
"1 was t'inkiu', missus—"
"Of the old times, Tom? Be honest."
"Well—1 was. But 't wasn't ob
myself. I don't worry aboul de ole
times. But I *vns t'inkiu', missus,
dat I'd feel a bressed joy if you wus
"Young again?"
"Oh, no, no; I don't mean dat.
Lord breaa us! dat wouldn't be natural. But—if ye could only find de
bressed sunshine."
Tho faithful old bondman spoke
from tho fullness of his heurt, and
tho smile which his mistress,hud failed to call up before came now of its
own accord, though it softened her
face but for a moment, leaving the
sadness deepened when it had gone.
"You are a good heart, Tom, und
I thank you for your kind wish; but,
thero is no moro sunshine for me."
"Don't say so, missus. You don't
know how we nil love ye. We'd
bress de Lord ob Glory forebbcr an'
ehber, Amen! ef ye'd only find some
ob dem ole happy  times, such  as—"
Rachel startesl ns though she hud
been stung, and her lips parted as if
with an angry word: but directly the
hai sii lines were subdued, und she
spoke calmly, though with authority:
"Tom, you aro growing old and
childish. I think the storm is dying
"Be wind's moderated, missus, an'
de rain an' sleet ao hail's
turned to snow; but as for <le
storm"—Tom went to thc window
and drew open tlio shutters and looked OUt—"Lord bress us! How it-^
snows! De flakes are as big u-a
chlck'n's wings. Bress my heart! It
lool.S gcod, missus. Bur's siiinfn
in de big while snow, fallin' like de
wings ob angels, slat mnkes mc fcl
calm an' quiet like. It seems as If
do earf were a-puttia' on its nightdress for to go to sli*ep. Jusl bank
an" see how it conies down."
Madame arose and went to the
window, and by the light of fire and
lamO, gleaming out upon the trees,
she could see that the air was lilor-
ully (Hied with fast-falling, feathery
Hake*", and that iho low-lying shrubs
ami herders of box and pink hud aire t'ly become mere mounds of snow.
Sho was turning away from the
window when a strange sound caught
her car and arrested her attention,
she aSked Tom if ho had heard it.
But the olsl      man's faculties  were
not so  kscn  as  they  had  once  been.
l!e had heard nothing.
"What wus it,  missus?"
"I thought I heard a shuffling Of
feet on the piazza."
"Hiess us! Who enn 'a' come here
in such a time?"
*"1  may have  been mistaken,  Tom
But  hark I     Why  certainly,   that     is
the bell.     Some  one has  rung      the
b 11.    Go to the door and look."
Tom went to the hull, and opened
the front-door Rut the snow came
whirling in with such volume that hs
was forced to close it at once. Beforo he had secured it, however, a
low, wailing sound reached his oar.
jTIe thought it was the whine of a
'log. lie reported to his mistress,
and she bade him get a lantern und
Tho old man went to thc kitchen
and got the lantern, nnd when he
had lighted It, he donned his cap
and muffler, nnd proceeded again to
tlio hull. This time he opened lhe
ilour and passed quickly out upon
tho piazza, and nt the first step beyond the threshold, his foot struck
something    which    did   not belong
there. Ilu looked down, and beheld
a gathering bank of snow at his
feet, llo lowered hit lantern, and
was soon able to distinguish a large
porter's basket, nearly covered with
a thick shawl carefully tucked in at
tho edges. Fn'in the basket shone
tho face of a young child, a mere infant. The oldfmnn lifted tho basket,
/is ho did so, he heard the wailing
sound again. Then ho carried tho
basket into tho house, and bore It
to the kitchen.
"Mercy! Tom, whnt ye got dar?"
cried old Hagar, ns Tom deposited
the basket on the floor.
"Pat's for us to find out, Hagar.
I 'spec's it's siiinf'ii  alibe, do'."
in answer to his expressed suspicion, a wail Issued from the basket,
and the covering was seen to pulsate,
as though with the struggling of
lie beneath. Ilagar was upon her
knees in a Diomont, and with quick
but gentle (lands, she ruised the
shawl and found what she had expected—a living chihl. Lora came
and ofTerod assistance, but Hagar put
her away. With her own hands sho
raised the Child from its bed, and
took it tenderly In her arms; and
at that juncture, Madame Rachel
Oiune In from the sitting-room.
'What, is it?" she asked, noticing
ut first only tho basket upon the
"It's whnt I found on the piazza,"
replied Tom.
"It's n baby," added Hagar, sitting down by the tublo upon   which
burned  a lamp,  and  throwing    open
the dingy flannel robe in which   the '
child wus wrapped. I
"Not  a baby!"  cried  Lora,  catch- .
ing sight of the child's  face,     with j
the tresses that floated down over its
shoulders.   "It's a little girl!" |
By this time Hagar had removed
the wraps, and could see for herself j
that, instead of a helpless infant, us
she had at first supposed, she held
upon her knee a girl of some two or (
three years; and it struck her, too,
that the; child was very beautiful.
Beneath her caresses, the little one
shuddered, as though with a vain attempt to rouse itself, and then its
heed sank back upon her arm. Hagar bent down and kissed Cine pale
lips, and, in 'a moment more, ehe
started up with an exclamation of
"Lord save us! it's 'gorier* ahe
cried. ''Bey's gib'n her 'gorlc to
mako her sleep!"
Madame Rachel, who had thus far
latoosi looking on in silent wonder,
now came forward, and knelt at
lingers feet; and, after a brief examination, she was satisfied that the
old servant's conjecture was correct.
The child's broath was plainly charged with the fumes of paregoric, which
had doubtless been administered to
promote sleep.
"I think there ia no danger," said
the mistress.
Under her direction, Lora brought
a basin of cold water and a napkin.
By gentle bathing and wiping, Uso
child was ere long brought out friAu
its somnolent state. It was a girl,
somewhere from two to three years
of age, with an oval face of most
exquisite mold; features, even now,
of rare beauty; eyes large, bright
and of purest azure; while back from
the brow, and falling to the shoulders, swept a mass of yellow hair —
not exactly curling, but waving into
tresses, which might be trained to
any pretty fashion.
"What's its name, little dear?"
asked Hagar, caressingly.
The child looked up, and seemed
frightened. Hagar redoubled her
tender caresses, and finally the little
ono seemed partially reconciled.
There was music in the old servant's
voice, and there was a wealth of
warm and devoted sympathy in her
great, brown eyos; and the child,
with true instinct, put away its
fears. Still it did not seem wholly
satisfied to trust tho black-faced woman. Madame ltuchel stood apart
and looked on, while Tom and Lora
drew near to admire.
"What's 'e darlin's name?" asked
Hagar, when the child's trembling
had censed.
"Teeny," said the little one.
"Is it 'Teeny?' "
The child nodded and smiled,
though there was hesitation in Its
" 'Teeny,' " repeated Hagar, meditatively. "What sort of a name is
dat?     Don't you know—"
Tom held up his hand.
"Bon't ye remember, Mas'r Philip
Youman's little gal 'at dey culled
'Teeny?' " said he.
Her  nume  war    Christine.'"    explained Hagar.
"Sartin," admitted Tom"; "and
melilni dis yer's de same."
Hagar's countenance brightened.
"Say,    honey, is yer name 'Christine.'' "
Tho child's face evinced instant and
Intense satisfaction.
"Yes, yes!" ii cried, clapping its
tiny hands;   "And 1 want da'ma."
"You want yer mamma?" suggested Hugar.
"No—I want da'ma." And the
poor little thing sobbed.
"It's its grandma it wants?" aaid
the old nurse, coaxingly.
"Yes, Teeny wants da'ma." And
tho child cried on, not with the fractious, piercing cry of infancy, but
with a mournful, heartfelt wail which
betokened real sorrow ond distress of
Hagar sought to comfort her, but
to no avail. The little one tried to
hush, but the sobs and tears burst
forth in spite of her.
'"What shall we slo wid her?"
"We will make her as comfortable
as we can until to-morrow," said
madame, "and then, if she ia not
called for—"
"Oh, bress yer soul I" broke la
Hagar, "dor's no danger ob her be-
In' called for. If dey'd 'tended to
como back for her, dey wouldn't'r
left her done up so snug an' tight."
"It may be," reflected madame,
"that the basket can afford some
Accordingly, the basket was examined, and upon the pillow which
had served fr«r s\ bed was found a
paper pinned. _.''<»re was nothing
else—only the pillow ind the Shawl.
This paper Rachel took to the light,
and upon it she found writing. The
characters wswe blotchy, and had
been mado by an unsteady hand; but
they wero well-formed and legible.
And this was the story of the written paper:
"Tho child's name ts Christine.
When she grows older, if you choose
to toll her the story of this night,
give her to know that thero la no
stain of shame upon her birth—not a
shndow, even, as God lives. Sorrow
ond misfortune, that have no taint
of sin, have led to this. Out of
your abundance, and from the depths
of your woman's heart, give care
and protection to this innocent being. In Ood'e name I begl As you
do unto this, so may Ood do unto
Thore was no signature. Rachel
St. CTnlr read it, and then crumpled
tho paper in hor hand.
"Wo will keep the child until morning," said she, "and then wo will
send it to the overseers of tho poor.
They will care for it."
Hagar's countenance fell. The Iltr
tle one had suffered her to draw Its
head upon her bosonr, and she probably felt that a ray'of the old sunshine—
the bright gleaming of a timo, long
ago—had come in, and would go out,
with the cherub waif.
"Poor dear! SJce how forsaken de
little t'ing looks, Bress ita heart!"
she snid.
"It will be better with the overseers, Hagar. You can care for it
As Madame Rachel thus spoke, she
had diuwn near to the little strang
er, and wus looking down upon It.
The chi'd heard her vs.ice, ansl ruis-1
ed its head: and the great azure eyes
opened to their fullest extent us they i
beheld the white, worn face of the
mistress. The little arms were
stretched quickly out, and with a
glad, rapturous cry. the child's lips
gave speech: \
••Da'ma! dood da'ma! take Teony!
'feon.V'll be so dood!" I
WUh no thought but of answering
the infantile whim, Rachel St. Clair
stooped down and took the child. In
a momont, the tender arms were
around her neck; the lips pressed a
sweet kiss upon her cheek, and then
tho fairy head, with its wealth of
golden floss, was pillowed upon her
shoulder. Instinctively, the woman
folded the cherub close to her bosom,
and again the child raised its head
and kissed her upon the check. I
♦Oh! do be dood to Teeny! Teeny
will love da'ma all the time!" i
And the woman, with ne thought
—with only the uprising of a sweet
instinct—folded the child closer and
more close in her yearning embrace.
By and by, Hagar offered to toko
back the child, but the child clung;
to the mistress—clung to her   with'
its warm, soft cheek pressed     close
against the harder cheek which   the
tender lips kissed again and   again.
"No, Hagar. Let the child remain with me. It la no burden in
my arms."
Soon the little girl fell asleep upon Rachel's bosom, and Ite alept
that night upon Rachel's pillow. The
etorm and the piling drifts were forgotten, and in her dreama Rachel St.
Clair was back again amid the
scones of distant years. She dreamed and she awoke, and she found the
cherub ■__*. rest by her side. Then she
alept and dreamed again.
With early dawn,     Christine    was
up,    chirping     and    ainging.     and
smoothing   the   eilver    locka away'
from Rachel's brow.    The child persisted     in    calling her "grandma,"
and waa    aa   fond and affectionate,
and as confiding     and trusting     as
though Its infancy had been passed
in her keeping.    It wee a puzzle   to
Rachel St. Clair, and she could only account for it upon the supposi-;
tion that the child's mother—perhaps
both    parents—had   died  during its \
early Infancy, and that it had since
been cared for    by strangers,   very,
likely by some old nurse,  whom   it
had    been wont to oall "grandma.".
Rachel reeorted to a variety of   ex-J
pedienta or tricks to gain heart   to
put tho little one from her, to inspire
it with dread or repugnance; the result of which was that, after tliem
all,  tho azure-eyed seraph crept   to'
her bosom and begged for love and a
klaa.    Rachel kissed her, and the kiss
was sanctified by the first pure flood
of tender emotion that had welled up'
from the stricken heart for years.      |
By and by, Hagar came into her
mistress' chamber, for the purpose of
assisting in washing and dressing the
little stranger; and she stood just
within the door, and saw tbe child
and the woman playing upon the
bed; and over bor ebon face shimmered a glow of Joy-light such as gleamed at one time in her past. i
"Now go with good Ilagar, and be
washed and dressed," said Rachel.
'Teeny may come back?"
""Cause Teeny  loves da'ma."     M
"Lord bress     de child!  what    can'
possess It?" cried Hagar.   "She takes
to ye,    missus, as do' she'd know'd
ye allers.    Isn't it cur'ua?"
"And yet," explained Rachel, "it
may be perfectly natural. Evidently
the child's parents had no hand in
leaving lt here. I doubt if she ever
knew a mother's love, or, at least,'
ever knew it to remember It." And
Rachel lifted the little one up and
kissed her. !
"Whore is your mamma? Does
Teeny want to go to mamma?" |
"Oam-ma!" corrected the waif,
giving the sound of the "g" ln her
eager emphasis.
"Then Teeny hnsn't got any mamma?"
"No; only da'ma." I
"And where la Teeny's grandma?"
There was a brief hesitation, and
then the child looked up with a
chirping smile and threw Ite -arms
around Rachel's neck.
"You'll be my da'ma, won't you?" ;
Rachel returned the kiss and the
carees, and then said to Hagar: |
"I think it Is very plainly to be
seen, that her mother left her during helpless infancy; and since that
timo she has probably been In the
cure of a nurse, or of aome friend
who has done tho best she could—a
nurse who had no mother's love to
give, and ao the child has eome te
give IU little heart to whomsoever
ean share ite affection."
Hagar was a philosopher, and ehe
accepted tho proposition ef her mistress aa a wise and astute Judgment;
and yet, aa she bore the child from
the chamber, she muttered to herself,
as she looked down into the eweet
"Bar's    eumf'n    more; dar's more
dan dat, depend upon it.    If all dis
yer love be a Jump ob blind chance, I
den de eoventh wonder ob de kingdom am come, sartin sure.   Bress do.
Lord, wbat a cherub it le!" I
After breakfast, John Downey, the
gardener and groom, came and shoveled paths through the snow, and'
whon this had been done, be came
In to Inform Hagar that he waa going up Into the "Square." Waa
thore any errand he could do? Tho
old servant wm upon the point of
answering ln the negative, whon the
silvery notes of a childish laugh
caught her ear, and sho remembered
a matter of which she had heard her
mistress speak. She bade John to
wait while ehe went to see. She
found Madame Rachel with the child
upon hor knee, and they were looking,
at pictures together. ,
"Missus, John am a-goln' uptown, an' he eaya do we want anything?"
"I know of nothing, Hagar." |
"I t'o't p'r'api, you'd like to send
up to de oberscers ob de poor."
A quick flush suffused the worn
face, and a Are of reproof was in the
eye, as the lady replied: |
"When I wish   for    the overseere,
Ilagar, 1 will let you know."
The days came ami wont, and
Hucl-el St. Clair made no cull upon
tho overseere. The enows of winter
lav without, und the I ecu, cutting
blasts swept through the brancles o
the trees, and around the angles of
the Brookside; but within, u ray of
sunshine had come, which gave gladness and Joy. The sweet prattle of
tho child awoke a new song in the
house, and smiles beamed where
sadness had erst hold its sway^
On a certain evening, while Rachel
eat before the blazing fire of the
cheerful sitting-room, with the child
perched happily by her side, the
movement of something at one of
the windows attracted her attention,
and upon looking tha.' way, she distinctly saw a human face peering In
upon her. It seemed the face of a
woman, dark and old, and quickly
disappeared. Rachel      summoned
Tom, and sent him out to look. He
hurried out upon the snow-covered
lawn and found tracks leading from
the window to the gate; and when
he reached the gate, he fancied that
he saw a dark form flitting away In
the distance.
If Rachel borrowed trouble from
this event, lt wus only the shadow
of a fear that some ono might come
with power to claim the child from
her, for she had como to love the innocent waif very much. A single circumstance, however, when duly considered, tended to inspire her with
confidence. The child's manners and
methods of speech, and Its genial,
buoyant spirit, so bright and yet so
tractable, plainly evinced that thc
surroundings of its infancy had been
pure and healthful; or, at least, that
only such Influences had been allowed
to bear upon the child. Such a
child could never have been resigned by its parents; and if its parents
were dead, tbere was little fear that
others would seek the burden. As
for the woman who had peered in at
the window, It was probably the old
nurse who had left the basket upon
the piazza a month before, and who
had simply come to assure herself
that all was well with the little one.
Though Hagar persisted ln the belief that there wos mystery in the
love which her mistress felt for the
aunny-hairei! child, and that there
was also mystery In the confiding
lovo which the child had first evinced, yet others saw no mystery in it
at all. In little Christine they saw
a heurt made for lovo and devotion,
and a spirit trustful and affectionate,
while in Rachel St. Clair they recognized tho true womgn, whose nature
w is love, and whose heart had < lily
been shut up by the collapsing power of some great culumity, awaiting
through all the dark years for thc
coming of a bright spirit that might
have power to open it.
The love and the confidence between
those two did not grow less. They
rather strengthened and deepened
day by day. The child wos bright
and vigorous, possessed of perfect
health, and a happy, glresome disposition; and itarljel was tender and
considerate, accepting the charge as
a blessing from Heaven, sent to mako
sunshine for the evening of her days.
Sho adopted the foundling ns her
own, and gave to it her name; and
when. In time, the assessors came
to take an inventory of her estate,
and would hnvo paaaed on without
referring to the matter of schoolchildren, she stopped them, and told
them that there was one child in her
family old enough to be classed, and
she gave them the name—Christine
St. Clair.
So the eewons passed for fourtes?n
years. Christine St. Clair, at ths
ago of seventeen, was not only beautiful in form and feature, but her
graces of apirit were nearly angelic.
In height she was of that medium
standard which sculptors select for
their most womanly creatsions, and
the outlines of her form were as perfect as the most scrupulous artist
could have desired. Her features,
taking the moro delicate lines from
tho meek and gentle spirit within,
wereeimply lovely—lovely in repose
and lovely wnen tho warm, inspiring
smiles irradiated their pure surface,
and played around the bewitching
dimples. Her eyos ha/1 gained depth
and fervor to their soft azure, and
the gold of tho rich tresses had deepened to a warm, luxurious brewn,
which still shimmered with (■olden
glow in the strong light. Her mind
had grown and developed with her
body. She loved nature, and lo*-od
to study and understand natuial
laws, not with that abstruno philosophizing which delves and digs, but
with the poetic and artistic inspiration which soars, and feels most satisfied when nearest Heaven.
la eeciety, Christine waa courted
aa>d -Admired, and yet. never for a nio-
anent. at the call of friendship or
pleasure, did sho forsake her dear
old mother when she thought her pro-
-s-B-mce could give Joy or. relief. She
called Rachel St. Clair "mamma."
Tho word had dropped first in loving
music, from her own desire of love,
end Rachel had thereafter beggsod ber
to call her bo alwaya.
Early in the summer of Christine's
eighteenth year (always supposing
that she had been three years of age
when left at the Brookside), she wus
walking, lato in the day. alone In
the garden. The great city had been
ouahing ibe brick walls far out upon
the highlands, and tunny a epot that
had been green with grass and shady
with old trees during the maiden's
early childhood was now pack<*d with
the habitations of man; but no encroachment had been suffered upon
tho Brookside grounds. Hadatno Rachel preserved her garden and her
lawn and hor park Intact; and the
only change she had made in answer
to the outsotting tide of constr.uc-
tsion had been the building ef higher
fences around her estate.
Christine strayed down by the
great willows that drooped above
the brook. The air was soft and
balmy, and tho influence of the evening shadows, aftsr lhe hot dny, was
most grateful. The maiden stopped
beneath one of the larger trees—a
patriarch, whoso branches entirely
over-archi'd tho stream, the bending
boughs of the lower limbs touching
the water; and   here, upon    a    rude
ben^ishe sat down. The lov« ,*.,
dame Rachel was scarcely J,-.*8 **
sent from her thoughts nn.l **b*
when tho mind waa occupied eV*1*
other themes, and thought .,, "''•■
love might seem absent _t ■ ' -*•»
present power, oporuti*.,. ,.„,, 3_*-U
lent, a part of the very basis "'
which the superstructure 0_ * up°l
gratitude  was erected. M<t
On tho present occasion    cDr, si
was evidently  thinking 0f soSj*
beyond the everyday blc8sin£fe$»l
wu-s a   latent,     waiiutli in   i|1L.'avi    '
delicate Hush upon the cheek *
or, wl.tful Parting 0f thc Ij.'g"*_?«'
fitful    heaving    of   the   bo<0'r*i    (.
though    new    and strum.,.    ,,,',, u
were stirring within.   Sho Bat   11 "'J
with    her    hands   pressed   0VaT*
heart, when she was aroused   _,« _J
sound of footsteps, und upon lookin
up sho beheld a man   who   j,,_,_     *.
proachod close to her seat. Until tb t
moment she    had   not    re.ili.od h" f
long she had    sat beneath    i.l(!   ?,? j
tree.   The shades of tlio closing <j
had deepened into nn unbroken Vail I
ami in the   wust,    beyond ihs brook
and beyond tho Middlesex inn,    ,,
evening star  was shining.   '1 he n_im
came nearer and she Saw tbat hewy
past    llu*   middle-age-u   hard-fact"
broad-shouldered    man,    with    evil
eyes and  bated  breath.    ]|,.    a,Tlu
pectubly dressed, not in ilio garb ol
labor, but in Clothing which hedoncs
been fine and fashionable, bi t which
had now become worn s0 that tniomi
places it was threadbare.     Christina
would havo hUrried awuy, but hewu
directly in    her    path,    *o that   .he
could nob   leave thc   place   without
jostling him.
"Miss," said he, With *'denr curl.
osity, "you must not fear me. I ,m
not mistaken in culling you Miss St
"That ls my name, sir.''
"You are the young lady who Uvea
with Madame Rachel?"
"I am, sir."
"Is thoro any other young peisoa |
living with Madame Rachel?'
"There is not sir." I	
Christine looked toward tho house, I
but only the obscure haze of treoj
and shrubbory met her guc. SbaWll
beginning to be alarmed.
"Will you sutler me to pass, air?'"
"Certainly. 1 thank you for youn
So speaking, the man Btepped aside ,
and bowed politely, with hend upon
his bosom.
With a quick sti'p, Christine movte!
past   him;    but he.    with n quicker,
leaped nnd caught, her in his   strong ,
arms, and pressed his hansl   uver hen
"Kasy, my dear! Make no nols*.,
and you shall not be harmed, You
ncs*d not struggle, for you must conn
with ine. I have set my Ine upon
the event, and I uin not to b«
thwarted. Easy, I say! If vou give
mo occasion, I may do von harm."
• Wo have said that ( brlstine was ta
the possession of pel fe: t phvslcal
health; and so. too, wire thet*
strength nnd vigor in her delicately
molded limbs. Insli-ad of faintind
wilh fi'ar and fright, «he gathered
all her forrw for resistance, and,
with a desperate effort-, broke from I
tho hold upon her mouth and screamed aloud for help. The inun misspell
her with furious energy nnd dragged
her toward the brook; and he fwore,
ns ho did so. that he would kill her
if she did not cease her struggling
and her cries
Christine was strong, but the ruf»
Han was far stronger; and, moreover,
her strength was failing, while that
of the man wus growing in volume
from rage and desperation.
"HelpI help!" cried the maiden
on-o more.
Help came. A lithe and manly fom
bounded upon the sane; n kefti,
quick cyo caught the situation; t?A
on the next instant a blow sent the
ruffian staggering bask ward into the
I., ok   up.
"Ohristinc!     Christine
You are  not hurt?"
The maiden looked up in'o
frank, handsome face, and then
fi'ied herself to be drawn upon
wep ssine  bosom.
"Xo, I'aul,  I am not hurt
em Kind you came."
"llut who is ib? What Is
The new-comer's speech was
short by a loud splashing In *•"
water, and, upon looking In '!'..t direction, he snw that the rufSan h«o
ri-giilncd his feet, nnd was s'.i-,a.|n**
thro gh the brook, lie would he>*
leaped „fti>r him. and tried In ttWS
him. but ho could not lea'o Cnf*
"Po not follow him, Paul "
"I   will  not   lenvs*   vou,    Ch' Mint.
Rut tell nie. whut sloes it i*"""*1"
As they wnlkul up fiom the i-rooic-
Oht  1
Is    IH
side the girl told the story
in nr i •** riNl'SB I
Lincoln'*   POOS.
As a rule, Abraham Uncoln'l fee*
were less than those of otber lawyer*"
of bis circuit, Justice Davis one* fjjj
monslrnti'sl with hlm nnd Insisted th"
he was doing n grave liijusll'c to M
associates at the bar by charging so »j
tie for his services. Kroru MBW to lw»
his Income varied from M*0***0 I"*3'00*
nnd even wben he wus ret-egnW" '
one of the ablest Inwyors of the "tat*
his fee book frei*iirtitly shows charges
of $3, $5 nnd $1 for advl.'e. bIWOJM"
he never went Into court for leM tM
$10. During Hint period he wns at tM
height of his power nnd popiil*-™'
and Inwyors of less standing nnd mm
chnrged severnl times those amounts-
Hut avarice was the lenst of his M**"""
-"The True Abraham Lincoln."
Wlaae  He la Worlli. (
"Whnt a curious habit we have,  **"■
marked the street enr philosopher.
Buying thut n nmn Is worth so •"»"
iniiny thousands of dollars.    1 *°   '
men who hnve many dollars w'10'-1""?,
ed from nny reasonable standard "«
I know, ure not worth anything *»    '
It Is refreshing to hear occaslonOW ^
men who do happen to be WO.
grent   deal   even   though   tlu.v
rich nnd who nro onxioill thai PWj
should   forget  they  hnve  money ■
ihink of them only for their spin! ■'
All the same, it nlwnys gives i«" «"
pleasant  turn  when  I   see ''
worth  put down In dollar"*"       2>
I The Drill.
*«*;___£ all he known
own all ne tells, but
M  si(j0 of the mar-
thc rign
IWJKp'ib my stable for ovo- u
.#WW ., Id" " the vcry "f
Ii'»r *" „ T i cm get and stroigly
I„r ho^'r'; ' <l1    GEO. HOIJ.UI.
i „s   twelve    months  there
l» ftltiles ol railway laid in
,,, inves a mu" in    pro*..or-
A 7- Sy ^ ncr aD.
coleste   Coon. Syraoass.  N_
■ HIM .      » ** T ■ —    ," . .
years  I  could   no    «*•»>
■arltsw l __,/;';; r#0,_ without uroducine a
ll"""'",*-.,,k   ParmsWs   WHS   acrorsllnc
I"". U°0D. «wS? the.head _of  •Uvsiset*-
aV> Jr '""'"fran   now   esst   anythlr.ir   1
Turt     i'lthout  tUstresslaa   me     in    ths*
J'I,M>',. T.'h.   Pills  aJo   not   c»u8e    ,,ai"
r'irlplS'?»<■ should * used   >vh.*n   a
lalbarlis"  ll   ■ ■■.I""'"'
■ Whon a ''"1"'t n0M ■** a9 red **" a
Let it's usually safe to bet that be
lis one.    ——————
|__jUTs11 Lbimett Ctrei IWwfefa
. According to the London Pioneer.
L actual position of affairs in ro
iard to British relations with lTilbet
li! tluit th'1 government of India has
Lieiy addressed strong represciita-
lions to tii" Thibetlan wittiorltli-a.
tiling upon them to fulls", tl.s-ir
"Treaty pledges to encourage Indian
lirans-frontior trade, and not to hin-
lifcr It. It is denied that an liulinri
■tide commissioner, or any other
s£tclal emissary of the government,
s entered Tlllbet in COnnCCtlOR with
Ithc negptlations.
Tho vitnli'\ of infants and young
children is at its lnws-st point, during
|th- hot weather. More children die
iltmmiiH'r than at any othor season.
Ilhlt is because the little ones suffer
live Irom bowel troubles, are ner-
W wa-nk. ki lepleea and Irritable'.
|fc.u,">t action often saves a valuable little life,  asml  troubles of   this
Iiiaj ran !■ nnptly  met nnd cui"d
Wfivl.ig the little ones Baby's Own
nbltts, which should be kept in
wry home toady for emergencies,
nets Tablets speedily relievo, and
(promptly cure all itomach, bowel
aid nthr. hoi weather ailments, and
tiw ssiiinrl r.'fra-sliing sle«.ji. Mrs. P.
[Ferguson, 105 MiinnaVls.1 street, Montreal, snys My baby wns attack-
led witli dysentery nnd wos hot and
feverish 1 gave him Itaby's Own
Tablets uml they promptly ev red
Ita. liefore this he had been rather
WiCsHe, but slnco using the Tablets
he lias been better and stronger in
Wry way"
These Tablets rim be given with un
•tooltilo certainty that thi\v will do
Iffoil to all rhililri'ti from n new bom
I»P*ards Tl .*> contain no opiate or
iPOiSnnous "Southing" stuff. Sold liy
■fuedldnu dealers or mailed at 25
I wits n box by writing direct to I'i
■wiUiamB Medicine (Jo
Its B
H tak
I"' his property in
■ thut
' r>"A-d  man  to  dispose
a way that   will
out the lawyers   as" well
IBM*"" Y*z *Wteo Hf,ad> .Dtalnbtet-
lan-\    *p l'"u'1'''' dusted In the bulh
P'-ris the wnter and disinfects.
Thai,,,), the „mn wll0 hpsltnte8 mav
'-snail ' ,h° 0ne >v,1° deliberates    Is
JO  t.a  be   found  on   deck    when
Catarrh Cannot be Cured
l"'l!'"r,,Vh   ,! 1,|I('AT1(INH.   aa    thfj
•'ani, i,      , "'"."osst     ot   the   disease.
"   end in "'",'    '"' <'oiistituiioii.il dls-
Intern.   ".     r .." ,ur*  lt   vou   nsuist
| tlia.
"re i„ il?'.*.;,  r*-;*'-<lla.*..      l|„||'H   Oat an b
1,1 M tl* |.'..":,''r"".u>'. »'"1 «<*t» direct.
"'.   snd     mucous   surfaces
"' " « ure lis „„t „ oun(.k mtA.
"'"'rllioil   l,v   one   of    the
» Ian,",,.'"   '■""."'ountrv   for years
IM  ,"h-V*l
hh °* K''i,','r„,";>Tl,^on' u ",c°-
Hwth th,   '".'   V"1*," •no-trn, eombn*
Stlv   a,,   a?"    I'1'""1  PUHflers,   artlnB
i^.l       '      I'll       Bl,„     .    . »•«- a.awa n.      nfllflllK
K!''fl ''AAinlai,,.,     '"•."•*   surtacea.      The
,'i'wl,       "   V,'1   "'   "le   tWO   lnttre.ll
, ", ln " ri        L1"*"  *"<■"  wonderful r*-
I Well in* R ' ,l,l"h.   Henii for 1..11.
4CbH¥E!?f^ fl CO   ,.
" there
ll|«n im .
•nilm „.,
Honil  for  teetl-
ropa    Toledo*.*)
e  7ftc
re  the  beat.
""Vtbing more    pitiful
' "inn It it
a iims
F|y Pads
Sarnia Line
Huronic, United Empire
rMon&rch, ZMajestic
Leave DULUTH, 8 p. m., Tuesdays
and Fridays.
Leave PORT ARTHUR, WedneB-
daya, 12 noon, and Saturday*, at 12
noon and 2 p. m.
Paauncera and Banaie from C. N. and C.
P. Ry. weatern polnn landed direct at ateamer
dock at Port Arthur.
Leave 8ARNIA, 3 p. m., Monday*,
Wednesdays nnd Friday* upon arrival
of Grand Trunk Railway trains from
Rust, which land passengers and bng-
gage at steamer dock.
For further Information, folder*, etc , apply-
Northwealern  AKent,
330 Main Street, Winnipeg.
•aial  lo fie, it  I'rotfl-a.tlian  In lain of
flCoueaajloua  I»laa*a«a*.
When a mere lad 1 had often beard lt
said that the eating of onions nud
lemons wns a protection against contagious disenss.*s, nnd when about eighteen years of age I bad un opportunity
to test them for myself. I hnd spent
the winter In tbe city of New Orleans,
wbere, In the spring, yellow fever of n
virulent type made Its appearance,
causing an urgent demand for nurses,
and, having faith In what 1 bud beard
of tbe protective power of onions nnd
lemons, I concluded to take wbat my
friends called n ghastly risk nud mnde
application at the Common Street hospital for a position as nurse, was accepted and I'litiisil at once upon a Une
ef duty, la commencing which I began
the use of raw onions and lemons, alternating ws?ekly with lemons, always
taking them Just before going to bed.
I took no other remedy, although
medicine was provided every morning
for all attaches. At tbe expiration of
the tenth week 1 was no longer needed
and left In as vigorous health as when
I entered tbe hospital.
On taking my departure 1 was reminded by the head physician that his
medicine had probably preserved my
health. Nevertheless a aumber of
nurses aud attaches had died of the
fever, despite bis vaunted medical ability. Before leaving tbe institution I acquainted the dwtor with the fnct that
I bad not used his medicine, but had
relied solely upon my onion-lemon
treatment, wben he said lt was a wonder that lt bnd not killed me and If lt
hod that I had deserved lt.
On another oecaslou I bad a similar
experience wltb smnllpox cuses in a
northern city, finding the onion and
lemon a perfect protection to myself
and many of my associates.—Medical
DoM's    Kidney   Pt||«    Credited
with   Another Victory   over
John Ban, __ Qll,_,ec Brlckla-ver.Tells i.ow
•In Tvoulile, Vsiniahed when ha Tried
*■*" 0**,lt Canadian Klslssoy Kenu-sly.
Quebec, Aug. -"-(Special).- One
more remarkable cure has been mar-
Kea up to the credit of Dodd's tUd-
aey Hills in this city. John Ball,
bricklayer, of 57 Utile Champlain
Btreet, is the man cured. Interviewed regarding the matter he said:-
"I have been troubled with lumbago for two years and could not do
my work. I was also suffering from
urinary troubles and had to get up
at niirht so much that my rest was
, "I bought one box of Dodd's Kidney l'ills and after I had used them
began to see and feel a change. I
have used three boxes and I am now
Similar cures by Dodd's Kidney
rills an- reported so "requently that
It seems safe to sa) that Dodd's
Kidney l'ills will cure any form of
Kidney Complaint or any disease
caused  by   disordered   Kidneys
Revenge is sweet only to the very
small Individual.
There never wan and never will tie a
universal ijanniea In one remesly. for all
Ills to which tlesh is heir—the very nature of many curatives bein.. such that
were the germ* of other anil diflerentlv
SB-atest alisiiiNfcs rooted in the system of
lhe natlent—what would relieve one ill
In turn would as/gravsite the other. We
hnve however, in sjiiinine Wine, When
iilitiiiniil ■■■■ in sound, uuadulteruted stale,
a reine.lv lor ninny unsl srriovous ills. Ily
its urntluHl untl judicious use the frailest
systems are Iwl Into convalescence and
Strength by the influence which Quinine
exerts on nature's Own restoratives It
relieves the droonini* spirits of those
with whom n chronic state of morbid
desi.onaleiii'.v nnil luck of interest in life
is ,i ilisense and liv tranouilizinir the
nerves, disposes to sound and refreshing
(lee|a—imparts vicor to the action of the
blood, which, belrae stimulated, coursscs
throuph the veins. Btrenirtitenirur the
healthy animal functions of tho system
thereby ir.akinu activity a necepsarv rs_-
•ult si reiiellieiiinc the frame und eivitat?
'ife lo tha. difreitlve or_jnns. which nntu-
rallv demand increased substance—result
Improved appetite Northrop A I.ytnan.
of Toronto, have elven to the public
their Superior Quinine Wine at the usual
rate aial cuuea'd bv the opinions oi
scientists the wine approaches nearest
Aierfectici, aaf anv In the market All
drujrirists sell  it
Unlike most aiarhelors, Lord Kitchener is a good housekeeper. He has
•certain finis und fancies, and one
point on which he is most, particular
is the appoaranoe of his dinner table
and household equipments generally.
Among other items despatched by his
order to grace the Durban entertainments was a beautiful trial's dinner
set, of tinest cut. glass, embellish' il
with the viscount's coronet anil with
"K" beautifully eimhoRscd In gold engraving.
■• Evidence of Aay PrecocloaaBa-aa
la   HI*  lls-llrlous,  Develoi.sn.iis.
Of the nineteen children born to Samuel snd Susanna Wesley only ten survived the period of Infancy, aud of
these only three were sons. John was
thirteen yeara younger than Samuel
and six years ohler than Charles. Of
hia early boyhood only one incident Is
recorded. On a February nlgbt ln 1709
the rectory was burned. The fsmlly,
hurrying out ln terror, left tbe bo/
John Bleeping ln hie atUc chamber, and
he was taken out through a window
only an Instant before the blazing roof
fell In upon his bed. Wesley nlways
rctulned a vivid recollection of the
scone, and more than a balf century
later, when, thinking himself near
death, he composed his epltspb, he de-
sctibes himself as "a brand plucked
from tbe burning"
Hla mother deemed his rescue a prov*
Mentlal Indication that ber son was
preserved for some great work and resolved, as she says, "to be more partlc-
nlsrly careful of the soul of this child
that Thou hast so mercifully provided
for." There Is, however, no evidence
of anything precocious In Uie religious
sievelopment of the boy. but only a certain staid, overdellberateness which hs
got from his mother, but which te the
mere mercurial temperament of the father seemed ln a lad not yet In hla teens
half amuslnf and half vexatious.
••Sweetheart.'T said the rector to his
wife "I profess 1 think onr boy Jnca
woui-ln-t attend to the meet pressing
necessities of nature unless he could
give a reason for lf-O. T. Winchester
ln Centur**._	
If a girl had to decide between having a pearl necklace or nice curly hair
ahe would go crazy.-New York Tress.
Kora-atalll-jB  Fata.
In eonie parts of Kngland the tapping of a bird round the house ls
looked upon by the superstitious ss a
warning. . ,
A doctor wus recently summoned in
hot hnsto to a little Warwickshire
farmhouse not mnny miles from Blr-
mlnghaiu. . .
He founil nn old DU In bed. but in
perfect benltb, and asked why be bad
been sent for.
"Why, sir," replied tho daughter Inlaw, "there cooin u little robin ■boot
tbe door. We knowed It was n 'call.
and we thought It must be granfer; so
we pnt 'Im In bod and sent for you.
The Old Reliable Remedy
tor Spavins, Elngbon-ae, Splints.
Curtis aad all forma of Lam—**- Tha
•aa of a aior'a bestial ana? double Um nlUnf
DaarSlaar- Callaloa, l*'.**'.. Jam* i*j ****»•
I ton kaaea uilssf v»ar Kanala'.'.'a Sparta. Cin tu SIM
that 1 ssaa trtm tsraWa to f, a««« iwulai a week and anal
li a* ai.aji.uii tawdv for BatTia*. Bwaaaaj, 0.11a
ami til Oat* aad Bwallfn* »Tl kav* tw baaM
11T1I ol hareae la n>» cara.   	
I aracieM a auap Iw yassa "Tiaaalaa aa ska Maaaa
a*4 ksa Dsaaaaaa."
Taaaa vaiy •*»*•*. -**. V. UxtttA
at Urn Nport *-_n-Ji7j-*od era*
Irons lu liae. Pile* 111 Mt **r sW.
(for fas-illv uaa It hat no a^uaL   Aak
Krler ruaulr
for Ken lall'a Spavin  jI ura,
*    lloraaa," iba Vook fraa, er
ou tba -lor***,"
It Mar Have Taken Ita K*ae From a
Mayor of Qalway.
About the year 1500 one James Kit7.-
stepheiis Lynch was mayor of tbe town
of Galway, ln Ireland. He had sent bis
son on a trading expedition to Spain
with ii good cargo and a large sum of
money. The young man returned with
a ship load of valuable commodities,
which he reported ns bnvlug been purchased with tbe money and with the
proceeds of tbe outgoing cargo. After
some time a Spaniard came along, demanding payment from the mayor for
tbe goods he alleged had been bought
on credit by his sou. The mayor declined payment, us his son averred ho
bad paid iu cash for the goods. Unfortunately for the latter, a sailor who
had been one of the crew on examination by Mayor Lynch declared that his
unworthy son had spent In reckless
debauchery not only the money Intrusted to blm, but the proceeds of the
cargo as well; that he had then bought
goods from a large firm on credit, and
that wheu one of the partners of the
firm enme down to the ship before Bulling to receive the money young Lynch
murdered the man and had him thrown
overboard to conceal tbe facts from
his father.
The young mnn was immediately arrested uud brought before his fnther,
who, notwithstanding the tearful entreaties of bis wife and daughters, sen
fenced him to death. He took hlm upstairs ln his warehouse, adjusted a
rope around his neck, having first secured It inside, and tben pushed the
young man out of the window, where
his dying struggles were witnessed by
the inhabitants of tbe town of Galway.
In the town records tbls entry is yet
to be seen:
"James Lynch, mayor of Galway,
hanged bis own son out of the window
for defrauding and killing strangers,
witbout martial or common law, to
show a good example to posterity."
It may be from tbat Incident tbat
lynch law took its name. It ls not n peculiar American institution, as ls commonly supposed, but haa been practiced
ln other countries. The English bad n
walled town ln Devonshire of tbe name
of Lydford, which became noted for
tbe summary punishments inflicted on
notorious offenders. They became proverbial ln England as Lydford law,
and it ls not Impossible tbat lynch may
be a corruption of Lydford. In Scotland
it was known as "Jedburgh justice."
James Lynch, a Justice of the pence
in one of the Piedmont counties in Virginia, whose methods were both summary nnd severe, is also credited with
having given his name to this offhand
and expeditious mode of dealing with
criminals now geuctally known as
lynch law.
At present there ar»* about 7fi firms
enga+jed iu gem cutting in the United States, with not far from #5,-
01)0,000 capital luaested. There are
probably about 700 skilled lapidaries
at work, earning un average ot $1000
apiece a year.
It is said that tho Victoria Tails,
on the Zambesi, which are to bo used
to develop electrical energy, havo an
estimated horso-power of 85,000.000,
as compared with Niagara's 7,o00-
A man exhibits great presence ot
mind if he isn't absent-minded wben
the contribution box comes hla wa,v
A    constantly     Increasing  evil     In
France  is the drinking of  kerosene.
Pelican Island, in Indian rivor, on
the coast of Florida, has been acquired hy tho United States Tsepart-
ment of Agriculture ns a government
reservation. The step was taken to
prevent the ontire extinction of the
brown  pel leans  which  brood  ther*.
Cures   Eczema, Salt  Rheum and Tetter, Leaving the  Skin
Smoeth, Soft and Natural.   Dr. Chase's Ointment.
As a means of allaying inflammation, relieving the dreudi'.il itching
and healing and curing itching skin
diseases, ulcers nnd corruptions, we
believe that we can prove that Ur.
Chase's ointment is the most potent
preparation that it ia possible to
i So many oxtrome cases have been
cured, so much intense and contin-
tlnued agony has been relieved, and
such a host of people have volunteered their evidence ir? this regard
that we challenge anyone to produce
liko endorcemont for any ointment or
preparation which is recommended
for such diseases.
Dr. Chase's Ointment certainly
stands alone, unapproached and unrivalled as a heftier of the skin and
positive cure for itching skin diseases. From pimples to eczema,
from chilblains to ulcers,  each   nnd
1 every form of Itching skin di-icaso
has been cured by this great ointment.
|     Mr.   G.  H.  McConnell, engineer tn
a Fleury'e Foundry, Aurora, Ont.,
etatcs :     "I believe tnat Dr. Chaso's
Ointment is worth Ita weight in
gold. For about thirty years I vias
troubled with eczema, and could not
obtain any cure. I was so unfortunate as to have blood poison, and
this developed into ec/.ema, the most
dreadful ol skin diseases.
" 1 was so bad that I would get
up at night and sciiitsh myself unMl
thc flesh was raw and flaming. 'I'he
torture I endured is almost beyond
description, nnd now 1 cannot say
anything too good for Dr. Chase's
Ointment. lt hns cured me and 1
recommend it because 1 know there
is nothing so good for itching skin."
Dr. Chase's Ointment ls known ln
almost every community. Ask your
neighbors ubout it. There is probably a marked cure at your door
which you cun investigate. Tho cures
made hy this preparation will stand
■ investigation; 60 cents a box, at all
dealers, or Edmonson, Hates & Co.,
•foronto. To protect you against
Imitations, the portrait and signa
ture of Dr. A. W. Chase, the fan*
ous receipt book author, are on
every hox of his remedies.
The Rising Quality
Is more ln evidence in
than In any other. It is GUARANTEED
to give superior results. Your money back
if wanted.
There's   No   Risk
Geaeral Grant'*  Supreme  Coara**;*.   j
General Grant's courage was supreme. No man could f aee danger witb
greater composure. He did not seem
to know tbe meaning of peril when '
duty called him to risk his life. At one
time I saw tbe general escape death by j
a very slight margin. We were breaking camp at Spottsylvnnia Court House
and under the Are of a Confederate
battery. All of the headquarters equipage bad been removed except a caaap |
stool, and on this the general was sitting, while the shells of the enemy's
guns shrieked over our heads. A shell
passed Just over tbe general, not missing blm spparently by more than a few
inches, aud struck the ground nbout
thirty feet away. Witbout showing
tbe slightest nervousness be called to
me to get the shell, saying, "Let's
see what kind of ammunition that battery is using." I went and picked up
the shell, which was a sis pound spherical case, and the general examined it
ns coolly as if tbere was not an enemy's
gun within 100 miles of him.
rarliamentnry papers recently issued show that the South African
war cost £187.725,700. The troops
1 employSd numbered 418.4*1.1. of whom
.-..J,74." were coloniuls. The Hoer
force haB been estimated ul 60,000,
of whom 8,800 were pluced hsirs de
souibat, 81,000 were taken prisoners,
:,,r)04 joined thc British, and 19.086
gave up their arms sin peuce being
Tha Point of View.
Two window washers were at work
! on the ledges of the sixteenth story
windows of a downtown office building
about ten feet from each other. As they
! hung to their strops and washed and
i polished the glass they could look Into
I the offices, where a number of clerka
j were bending over ledgers und books.
For a half hour they worked and
' watched the clerks, wbo did not move
from their confined poaltlon over their
books. Finally one big window washer
leaned back as far as bis strap would
permit nnd called to bis fellow:
"Ain't it strnnge what some folks will
do for n living?"
I No other ioc Cigar is equal to it in flavor.
Its standard of quality never changes and
its sales are increasing every month.
RXl'Kl.LF.NT llEAHONa exist whv Pr
Thomas.' KclsKtric OU alioulsl tie usuil lav
laoiHsiiiM tiaiislili'il with afles-ltoiiH ol thS
throat or lungs, sori'is upon the skin.
rheumatic pains, conns, bunions, or external  iniiiries.   The reasons are.  that   It
is speesiv    pure,    ami    unobjectionable,
whether   taken   Internally  or  nppliet!  outwardly.
Men seldom  leave  behind  both   in-
qUOBt and hoquast.
■turfs Liaises. Circs Wpbtierii.
Ho  thnt stays  In     the  valley  will
never get over the mountain.
What shrunk your woolens ?
Why did holes wear so soon ?
You   used   common   soap.
Electrical Oscillations.
Herts yenrs ago first produced rnpld
electrical oscillations and showed that
they traveled through space wltb the
sps'od of light mid reappeared as elec-
trknl oscillations and sparks In suitably arranged conductors nt a dlstnnce.
Starting with wnves twenty feot long
In air nnd oscillating *i-0,000,000 times a
second, he worked down to waves one-
tenth as long and ten times as rapid.
The Skerryvora lighthouse, off the
Isle of Tiree, is the largest llritish coasts, it contains 4,308 tous
of masonry and cost £90-268.
i A DINNER PILL.—Many persons sutler
•xcrutiiitinst neony after partaklni; of si
hearty slimier. The foosl partaken of Is
like a hall of lead upon the stomach, uml
Insteasl of beine a healthy nutriment it
heroines   a poison   to    the system       Ur.
Parmelee's vegetabls l'ills are wonderful
OOrrsctivea of surh troubles. Thev correct acidity, aips'ii secretions nnd convert
the fooil laiirtaken of into healthv nutriment They are iust the medicine to
tnke if li'iiulilesl with Indleestion or dyspepsia
Scolding women are less ridiculout
than swearing men.
Negotiations are in progress Isir
fitting a s-ertain number of light vessels round the const of the Brttlah
Isles  with  wireless  telegraphy.
A Tlaae  Slayer.
Miss Nexdor-Tbls Is a pretty time of
night for that Dusher girl to be playing
the piano.
Miss Also—Ob. she's no respecter of
time. You cau tell tbat from the way
she's playing.
What Dl<1  He Meant
"Have you ever been married?"
asked the ninglstrnte.
"No," replied the prisoner at the bnr
of Justice; "but I've been blowu up by
Tke Parson's Comment.
"Tea," said thc Blllvlllc fnther, "that
boy shall be taught to tell tho truth."
"He's mighty young to be sent so fur
from home!" replied the parson.
Being a good fellow requires time,
money and a strong constitution. Mere
will power will not sufflce.-Puck.
Feed your hair; nourish it;
give It something to live on.
Then it will stop falling, and
will grow long and heavy.
Ayer's Hair Vigor is the only
Hair Vigor
hair food you can buy. For 60
years it has been doing just
what we claim it will do. It
will not disappoint you.
•• Mr'-. sir naad to be vary abort. llut aftar
nalssf Ay oi a Hair Vigor a aboil time It bflsgaa
to (vow. antl now It Ta fourletu luchea lung.
TbuaMma is aplandld reault torn*aflsuboing
•Iraoat wltlaoul any hair."
—ts. J. 11. Firaa, Colorado Sprlnp, Colo.
H 00 a bottle.
AjWtrsijsHala^^ *__
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Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14th. 1903.
British Columbia just now is the
Mecca for many a husky gold-seeker,
lured hither by flossy tales of the
riches of Poplar creek.
Opposition to Lauder's Grand
Trunk Pacific railway bill is developing in various sections of the Liberal
party. Ex-Minister Blair made a violent attack on it this week in the commons. It threateus to become a serious
question for tho government.
Tomorrow the Conservatives are
billed to meet at New Denver to nominate a candidate for this riding and
it behooves them to exorcise wisdom
and discretion. Whatever is dono,
care should be takon to guard well tho,
honor of the party. The outcome of
the gathering will to awaited with
Canucks are showing the Yanks a
,thing or two lately in water sports.
They walked off with the eight-oared
championship at Philadelphia, then
scooped in the Seawauaka cup for
sma'l yachts, and then carried off the
Canada trophy for the larger yachts
on the upper lakes. If Lipton don't
win out with his Shamrock next woek,
he'd better leave the job te the lads of
the Maple Leaf.
It is folly to accuse the late legislature with having been Conservative.
That it was so was due more to accident than otherwise, but oven then it
managed to do some good tothe working classes. It passed a fair wage
clause, shortened the hours on government works, made election day a public holiday, compelled employers to
let their men off to vote, and passed
anti-Mongolian legislation. Carry tho
_idea out farther and to these Conservatives may be laid the praise for the
passing of the eight hour law, a uniform code of efficient mine signals.and
the cancelling of the East Kootenay
land grants.
The Slocan riding lends itself very
readily to the political calculator, as
it divides itself naturally into four
groups of towns, viz., Slocan, with
s Winlaw.Gutelius and Enterprise; New
iIDenTer, with Silverton and Rosebery;
.Sandon, with Alamo, Three Forks,
.Cody and McGuigan; and Nakusp,
with Burton and Needles. Of the 782
votes in on Wednesday, Slocan has
263, New Denver 177, Sandon 216, and
Nakusp 126. Slocan represents the
centre of the Liberal strength, Sandon
contains tho Labor vote, and Nakusp
aud New Denver the Conservative.
Put down a little finer and the Liberals draw from 263 votes, the Labor
from 216, and the Conservatives 30.3.
Now, Tories, wake up, and buckle ou
your armor, for victory is within your
sS'rasp.       _
Tho following, taken from a signed
statement in the Vancouver Clarion by
J. H. Hawthornthwaite,is respectfully
submitted for the perusal of tke Grit
followers:   "The statement published
in the Nelson Daily News to tho effect
that the Socialist party in B.C. have
formed an alliance with the Conservative party is simply an absurdity. The
insinuation that I have made an arrangement with Premier McBride is
absolutely   false  and   untrue.    The
Liberal press is circulating these fairy
tales throughout the province to prepare tho public for the impending defeat of the party in the coming elections.   The Liberal party, not only in
England and in the United States,but
also in Canada, is doomed to speedy
extinction.   It is a party without a
future, owing to the fact that it does
not now express any vital or essential
principle demanded by the masses.
It is a reform party merely in name,
and has become purely a reactionary
movement of the middle clesses to divert some of the spoils of tbe capitalist
iuto their own pockets."
The public school re-opened on
Ed Johnson removed to the coast on
Phoenix is to have a big lalior day
Registration of provincial voters
closes today.
Rossland'! summer carnival commences on the 26th.
Aid. Worden has gone to Calgary
on a two months' trip.
McVannel & Fife havo the job of
repairing the Arlington hotel.
Dr. Harvey, optician, from Toronto,
did a big business here on Friday.
A craze has set in for Poplar creek
and half the town are talking of going.
The steamer Slocan was put into
commission again on Saturday afternoon.
Miss Few, the new school teacher,
arrived iu from the coast on Saturday
Harvey Aitchison moved his family dowu from the Arlington mine on
Paul Hauck removed to Sandon this
week, be having secured work in the
Silver City.
W. Koch loaded a couple of cars of
lumber hero ou Saturday, for export
to the Territories.
Blair Carter and Charley Locuaon
left on Saturday to take in the Poplar
creek excitement.
On August 27 the financial district
meeting of the Methodist church will
to held at Nelson.
Dr. Blouse came down  from New
Denver on Thursday evening on pn
fessional business.
J. M. M. Benedum had his houso
hold belongings brought down from
Silverton on Monday.
Tenders are being asked for by tbe
government for the erection of the new
courthouse at Nelson.
Grant Cox and Frank Provost have
gone on a prospecting trip to Poplar
creek, via Wilson creek.
Geo. Stoll has gono to California,
whero he will work with Mark Manley
on the Enterprise mine.
A. C. Gait came in from Rossland
on Tuesday, to spend a woek camping
and fishing around the lake.
The Sandoa Mining Review has
given up the ghost. Jos. Potter is issuing the Standard in its place.
Last month the Crow's Nest coal
mines produced 71,462 tons of coal.
The coke output was 18,335 tons.
Miss Hewton left on Thursday for
Graud Forks, where she has accepted
a position on the public school staff.
Road Inspector Moore, of Kaslo,
was hero on Tuesday, paying off the
accounts for government work dono
on thc roads.
Lyland McDougald was married to
Miss Maud Muirhead at Nakusp on
Sunday last. Both young peoplo grew
up in the burg.
Wm. Davidson, of Sandon, the Labor candidate in thia riding, spent
Sunday here, getting acquainted with
his supporters.
Ten Mile is about the busiest port
on the lake, due to ore shipments from
the Enterprise and lumber exports
from Koch s mill.
Mortellette, the Chapleau purloiner,
came up for trial before Judge Forin
on Monday, at Nelson, receiving a sentence of one month's hard labor.
Mrs. G. S. Harper, of Minneapolis,
a daughter of C. A. Hurlburt, managing director of the Republic mine, arrived in Wednesday on a pleasure
trip. Mr. Hurlburt mot her in Kootenay Lauding.
Provincial Officer Black was here on
Tuesday on his way to Nelson, from
whence ho will take Dick Oraudo to
the asylum at New Westminster. The
latter had lieen taken to Nelson by
way of Kaslo Monda y.
On Saturday evening the Conservatives mot at the committee rooms and
selected a full set of delegates to at
tend the nominating convention at
New Denver tomorrow. Winlaw and
Enterprise will also be represented.
Tom Hyland, the well known cook,
died ia the general hospital, Nelson,
on Friday, aged 52. He had beon iii
for about four mouths. Poor Tom was
a general favorite in theso parts, hav
ing boon cook for a long tune at the
Appended Is a complete list of the various record! registered atthe local registry office, 11. P. Christie being saining
Aug 1—Continual, adjoining Enter
prise, W Uicks.
King Billy No 1, Tiger creek, James
3-Dolts, divide between Twelve Mile
and Springer, W Hicks.
Nora, Lemon creek, I. Knowlei.
Petrel, 2nd n f Lemon, E 0 Almas.
Medford, same, R G Hendersen.
Royal, Robertson creek,H L Fife.
Democrat, same, J Wafer.
Earl King, lit n f Springer, J Horrie.
5—Oriental, Dayton creek, T McNeish.
«-Holy Terror, Gold Hill, J W Kyte.
7—Ethel S, Kootenay Pais creek, B A
Shatford. ,
Alpine, same, J Sautter.
Aug 1—Cheboygan fr, Anioi, Hill Top,
Tracey for two years, Ids.
Dissolution of Partnership
NOTICE is bsrebjr alvart tbat ths partnership
horotiiforas rxistniR hotwoon tho und**rsi**n-
eal. Id this Arlington Hsstcl, nndor tho Arm name
of Knowles A Patraquin, is this day dissolvssd
by mutual consent. All arcounta owing the snid
firm are payable to I.. M. Kiinvrlns, who will
continue the business; aud all dohts contracted
by the said Arm will be paid by tho suid L. M.
Datad at Sloean, ll.C. this 23itl nf Julr. 1(10.1
s)B Cents pays for throe months' membarablp.
**» Eaoh member rseeives tlie official clab organ
every month, including ( piccea of bull-clan vocal
anil inatrumental new mualo each month, 18
places ln all; alao a Certificate of Membership
which firea the privilege of Club Boom ln Mew
York City, and of burins literature, musio or mu-
sicel inatmments of any description at wholesale
prices, sarins yoa from 'JO.V to «,% on your por-
-    --••■■■ *•       ••■■>-*- *-
..  Don'tfailto •oinatonoe.Yoawillgetmaeh
more than yonr money'a worth. MUTUAL Lma>
aax-Musio Club, Dept.    , 160 Nassau St., N.Y.
3—Ohio. Mabou, Young Bear, Lark,
Misting Link.
4—Florafr, Habana.
5—Times, Mnyetta, Alma B fer three
years, Louiiville (or two yean, Flyette
for two yean, Silver Cliff, X L C R, Porcupine, Sunnyiide fr.
6—Sampion, .Jeiie for two yean.
Aug 1—Tracey, A H McMillan to John
5-Cliraax No 3, J H Wallace to C K
Med. Supt., S. W. Keith, M.D.
RATES: Regular subscribers*,, $1 .psr month
ur $10 a yen r: non-subscribers (exclusive of
neilii'isl atteiidiiiici<)$2 pair alay.    Private wards
1 por dny extra.   Special facilities for mntern-
For further particulars apply to.
D. B. O'Neail, Sec
Slocan Election District.
Notice mt Date ot Pabllo Meetings far the
Election ot Delegates to tlie Nominating Convention.
Supporters of the Liberal-Conservative party
will hold public meetings at the following nans-
ad places in Slocnn election ilistrict on Saturday. August Nth, 1903, for the purposo of electing
delegates to a convention to bo held nt New
Deliver, in the rssonis of the New Denver
Liberal-Conservative -lssociation. ssn Saturday,
August 15th, I'M, at !.30 o'clsick p.m,:
No. of delegates
to be elected.
Sandon      *>
Slocan City      4
New Ilenver      S
Silvorton        2
N nk usp      2
Three Korks      1
Mo( ill igllll        1
Enterprise      1
Winlaw Siding      1
Burton City      1
The delegates to tho convention will nominate
a canslidnto fssr tho legislative Assembly to contest Slocnn election district in the interest ssf
the Liberal-Conservative party.
The chairman and secretary ssf tlse public
meetings ali nil issue creslentials to the delegates elected.
President nf tho Liberal-Conservative
Union of British Columbia.
Dated at New Denver, July 25th, 1U03.
Insurance !
Representing the strongest coin-
panics doing- business in Canada.
Skk new AiX'iDENT policy, with participation in profits, coverinff Bick-
ncss and operatiens.
II. D. CURTIS, Notary Public
and Feed Stables,
Slocan,  B. C.
General  Packing1 and Forwarding attended to at the
•honest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Slate-i Shoe Advertising
Shoe Adulterants
Short talks by the Slater Shoe ad man, No. 9.
Pasteboard Inner soles—leatherboard,
Spongy sole leather under a costly finish
that lasts a day.
Glossy cotton thread passed off for silk
Imitation Goodyear welts that deceive even
Skimped in the unseen vitals to save pennies
—robbed of dollars' worth of wear;
Such tricks may be practiced on shoes of no
particular standing, with no valuable trademark
at stake, no advertising to attract attention and
invite criticism,
—Sold under a nameless brand that's here
to-day, gone to-morrow with another in its place,
How long could the makers of the " Slater
Shoe " practice such deceptions and survive ?
—Of what use publishing this ad, or its
$100,000 worth of predecessors for unworthy
How long would its quarter million dollar
trademark continue to attract the trade that
makes it valuable ?
The "Slater Shoe" by the very force of its
advertising bas got to be a good shoe and a
corking good shoe.
The Slater Shoe
Made in Ctntda 40 years.   Goodyear welted.
For men $4.00 tnd $5.50.
For women $3.50 and $5.00.
(Adopted at Revelstoke, September Uth, 11*103.|
1. Thst this eonventissn realltrms the policy
of the party in matters of provincial rosssls and
trails; the ownership and control of railways,
and the alevelopment of the -utricultsirul resources of the province as laid dsswn in the platform adopted in October, 1W3, which is as fail
"To actively aid ia the conatrurtissn of trnils
throughout the iindevelsspeil portions of the
province nnd the building of provincial trunk
roads of public necessity.
"To aslnpt the principles nr gsiva
orvliip uf railways in so far as the rin aim-tanr
"To ailnpt the principles of gssvernsnent own
he pi .. .  _	
the principle that no bonus should Iw (ranted
of the proviace will admit, and tbe ndssptism of
-iple that no bonus should be grants '
to any railway company which does not givo tl
Gwiilim & John-son*
B. C
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To Hugh S. Nelson, or to any person
or persons to whom ha mny have transferred hia interest ia the Weymouth
mineral claim, situated on Teu Mile
ersek anil recortleii in the Recorder's
office for tho Slocan City mining dWi-
You are hereby notified that I, C. Bi
Smltheringale, F.M.C No. H.".!'!'!i7, hare
caused to he expended the sum of on*
hundred and two dollars and fifty cents
in labor and improvements on the above
insntii'iied mineral claim, in order to
hold saisl claim under the provisions of
the Mineral Act; aud if within 00 days
from the date of this notice you fail, or
rsfuss. to contribute your proportion of
such expenditure,together with all costs
of advertising, your interest in said
claim will become the propeity of tho
subscriber, under soction 4 of an Aet
entitled "Au Act to amend tho Mineral
Act   1900.*'
Dated at Slocan, B.C., this 13th day of
Anriist, A.D. 190.1.
fgovernment of theprssvincecsBntrnlsif rates over
inea bonused, together with the option of purchase.
"Tss actively assist hy slate aial in tlieilevtliBp-
ment of the agricultural rssaiurces of the province."
2, That in the meantime aad uatil the railway policy above set forth run lse accomplished
a general railway aet bo passed, giving freedom
te construct railways uniler certain Approved
regulations, annlagnus to the system tfiat has
rosulteal in such eitenaive railway csanstrnctiou
In ths tinted Stales, with ao much advantage
to trade and commerce.
3. Tbat to encourage the mining indust ry.the
taxation of metalliferous mines shssiihl be oa
the bnsis of a percentage sin the net prssflts.
I. That the government ownership of tale-
Shaane systems should be brought about as a
rat step in the aci|iiisition of public utilities.
5. That a portion ssf every cssal area hereafter
to hf disposed of shssulsl lie reserved from sale
or lease, so that state osvned mines muy be ens-
lly accessible, if their operation hs*comcs necessary or aslvisable.
0. That in the pulp land lenses provision
slioulsl lie ninslo fair reforesting and thnt steps
shoulil ho taken fur Die general preservation aaf
forests hy guiiriling ngaiust the wiislrful destruction of timber.
7. Thnt tbe legislature nnd governinrnt of the
province should prrsevure iu tlie cITort to securs>
tho eirlsisinn of Aslant lalior.
>i. That Iho mutter of butter lermt in the wny
of aulisiily ami appropriations fur the province
1 shoulil he rigorously pressed ii|.ou the Dominion
fl.   Thnt tlm silvor-lead  industries of the prss-
villa a> Ian f.i I,-real .an.l riiiaiin _ii;a,l lav tho imposition of 1111 ■:oasis 1 customs duties on (aad and
Isad products Imported Into Canada, .-.ml that
the laaiiscrvnlivo members of the Iliuiiinion
House be iirgiid tai support nny motion introduced for surii 11 pnrposo.
in. That as industrial ilisputes nliuust Invari-
ably resBill iu great loss and injury both It] the
parlies directly roiicprnasl and to tbe public,
legislation shosild h* passeal to provide means
for an iimieablo adjustment sif such disputes be-
tween employers and employees.
II. That it Is ailvisable to foster the manufacture of the raw products of the province
within the province as far as prartlinshl* by
menisa of taintioa on the snld rnw products,
subject tsi rehnte of tbe same is whole 01 part
when manufactured in British Columbia.
Slocan I
Bakery^   I
§ J. Pinchbecks Proprietor $
Fresh Fruits of Every |
Kind Arriving   Daily. *
Our I<*e Cream  Parlor is g
now open und will lie l.wpt o>
running all the Summer. 9
14 Loaves of Bread f»r Ol. A
Full Weight aad Qaallly X
Gaaraatead. X
Slocan, B. C.        $
for $18.25.
Why bo without a ranee when
you can get ona so cheap ? The)
aro prcferrablc to stoves anil jive
better satisfaction. These ranges
burn wood or coal and will ba
set up frae.
Sole Agent:
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To J. F. ArtastronF, administrator of the
Oltatn of Martin Murchiaon, slfces8B.1l,
or tu uny person or persons to whom
he may hnve transifenosl th* interns)
of Martin Murchison, amounting to '4
in each of thu Nanton, From ami r.ur-
sl.-.n mineral claims, situated on the
hoiid of I.emon creek,.Slocau City mining division.
You aro hereby notificsl that I have
upended the sum of three hundred anil
soven slullurfl ami fifty cents in labor and
improvements upon the above mentioned mineral claims, in onler to hold saisl
mineral claims under the provisions of
tho Mineral Aet, nmi if within IU) dnys
from the date of this notice you fail or
refuso to contribute your proportion of
such expenditure, tonethor with all costs
of advertising, your interest in the said
claims will become thc property of the
subscriber, nndor Hection four ol' nn Act
cntitleil "An Act to amend the Mineral
Act, 11)00."
Dated this 8th day of Juno, 1908.
12-6-0.'! M.I". YOUNG
J. A. Anderson
Dealer in:
Kodaks and Supplies
per annum.
Tsui a melt, Falls View Ko. I, anal Taaas*
rack Xo. 8 Kraetiea Mineral Claims.
.Situate in tht Sloean City mining divi*
sion of West Kootrnay district. Wlisrs
lsK-atsd:—About four miles* up Springer creek.
TAKK NOTICF that I, J IV is*
slerson. IM..S., of Trail, B.C., afeat [at
Jno K.iloUoii.freo miner'seortiflcala No.
IW-170.1, intend, sixty days (rom ilie cats
lioreof, to apply to the Mining Kerordsr
(isr certificates of improvements, (or llis
purpose of obtaining crown giants ol ths
abovo claims.
And furthor take notice that action,
nndsr section 37, must bo conini«iiA*sd
before the issuance of such certificntes of
Dated this 3rd day of June,190S.
I'carl* Mlaeral Claim.
Situate in Iho Slocnn City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District.
Whero located :—Near the Arlington
basin ou north sisloof gpringsr crssk
Take notico that I, Dan llsnlos,
noting as an agent for D A. KoM,
freeminar's certificate No.I'Tl'iT'.intond,
sixty days from the dato hereof, to apply
to tho Mining lleroider for a certificsts
of improvements, for tho pnrposa ol obtaining a crown grant for ths abovs
Ami further tako notice lhat action,
under section 37, must bo comntsnetfi
beforo thc issuanco ofsuch csrtiticsts ol
Dated this llth dav of Julv. 1903
l7-7-0:t '      DAN HANI"**
llauiptsaa. Hih*I K, aasl I'sng Tung Kr«c*
ttssssnl MIii<.i.iI (laslsua.
Sitiiiiti* In the Slocnn Citv Minin.' Pivi*
sion of the West Kootenay Dutris*'.
Wbere located !—Oil .Springer c«**s
about eight miles from Slossn CilT"
TAKK NOTICK lhat f,Pranoli J. 0'•
Ks'illv, of the citv of Nelson, as ageiil f«
N.K.sVlcNiingtit, Free Miner's *>rUB«W
No. IK'I.W, intend, sixty days from '■■•
date hereof, to apply lo the Mining Iw
corsler for certificates of improvement ,tor
the purposo of obtaining Crown t;r«iit"
of Iho above claims.
And further tnke notice thnt action,
under section 37, must bo coiiinis.m'i''J
beforo the issuance of such ceitirtc.its*s ol
Dated this llth dny of July, (Ma-
I'ara Mlnaral Claim.
.Situate in the Slocan City Minim: D «'
sion  of   West  Kootenny   DilW'*
Whore located :—At head of
fork of Ten Mile creek.
B NOTICE thatl,Frank C.Or""'
ai   agent    for   George   BflMi
acting  ai   agei	
free miner's certilicate No. B71UH", in
tend, sixty davs from the date her««i
to apply to the Mining Recorder.or a certificate of improvements, (or the P*irl'°"
of obtaining a Crown Grant of tho »""'B
claini. . .
And further take notice thst action.
under section ,S7, must be coiniri»»1""
beforo the issuance of such certilitnte »>
D ited this 23rd day of June, lflOS. r
7-8-01 F. C. GREEN, Nelson, W


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